This page lists Fallout Wiki's featured articles shown on the main page in October.

1 OctoberEdit

Chris Taylor, also known as ChrisT (because there were about a dozen different Chrises on Fallout), was the official lead designer of Fallout. With Tim Cain, he created the famous SPECIAL character system and much of the Fallout world. After Fallout, he stayed at Interplay for a while, serving as producer on Fallout Tactics, until he left to join Vivendi Universal Games. In 2008, he rejoined Interplay to work on a MMORPG codenamed Project V13, widely speculated to be Fallout Online, as the Lead Systems Designer.

2 OctoberEdit

Talius is a mutant who resides in the basement of the library of the Followers of the Apocalypse. Talius is a vault dweller from Vault 13, sent out by the Overseer to find a water chip. He was captured by super mutants and dipped in the Vats, which led to a rare transformation into a ghoul-like mutant similar to Harold, as opposed to the typical super mutant. He was rescued under ambiguous circumstances by the Followers of the Apocalypse, in his words, "from the full effects of the transformation into a heinous beast". He joined as a full-fledged member shortly afterwards.

3 OctoberEdit

Ranger battle armor
The 41-90MPW Ranger battle armor, worn by Reilly's Rangers, is the best non-power armor in Fallout 3. It is one of two possible rewards given by Reilly after successfully completing the Reilly's Rangers quest. The Lone Wanderer can choose the Ranger battle armor or Eugene, Brick's unique minigun. It is possible to acquire multiple sets of Ranger battle armor, and/or two copies of Eugene, depending on which or how many Rangers survive the journey from the rooftop of the Statesman Hotel to the Ranger compound and which reward is chosen.

4 OctoberEdit

Mysterious Stranger is a perk in Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout 3. In Fallout and Fallout 2, when you select this perk, there is a chance that your character will gain a temporary ally during each random encounter. In Fallout 3, the Mysterious Stranger will appear occasionally in V.A.T.S. mode to lend a hand, with deadly efficiency.

5 OctoberEdit

Ulysses profile
Ulysses is a courier and former Frumentarius of Caesar's Legion. In 2281, he was one of six couriers hired by Victor to carry strange packages to the Strip North Gate, but his delivery was left to the Courier after Ulysses' mysterious disappearance. He is the only unmutated survivor of the disaster at the Divide, and he blames the Courier for causing the disaster, itself. Consequently, Ulysses is the primary antagonist of the Fallout: New Vegas add-on, Lonesome Road.

6 OctoberEdit

FO02 NPC Sulik
Sulik is a joinable NPC in Fallout 2. Not much is known about Sulik, apart from what little he tells to the Chosen One. From what we do know he is from a primitive village located somewhere by the sea, and has come in search of his sister who he thought was captured by slavers. At the beginning, Sulik requests that the Chosen One help him find his beloved sister, but unfortunately neither of them ever pick up a lead past the slaver Metzger. Sulik prefers to fight with a sledgehammer, but (even if he doesn't know it) is much better with a famed .223 pistol.

7 OctoberEdit

Feargus urquhart
Feargus Urquhart, born April 19, 1970, is a computer games designer. Urquhart was involved with the production of both Fallout and Fallout 2, and had been working on the Van Buren project up until its cancellation. He is one of the founders of Obsidian Entertainment, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas. In the mid-1990s, Urquhart joined forces with Tim Cain and others to produce the opening act of what would be the Fallout franchise, "Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role Playing Game." Following Fallout's 1997 release, team-structure negotiations between Interplay and Cain collapsed, leading to the departure of several principle designers of the original Fallout. In 1998, Urquhart was given the reins to Interplay's newly-created development division for role-playing games, Black Isle Studios. In 2003, he left Interplay to start Obsidian Entertainment.

8 OctoberEdit

Project V13
Project V13 is the codename of an unannounced massively multiplayer online game that was being developed at Interplay by Jason Anderson and Chris Taylor, two of the creators of Fallout. While not officially announced as such yet, it is believed to be Fallout Online, nicknamed FOOL by the fans, an MMORPG set in the Fallout world, since Interplay licensed the rights to such a game after selling the rights to Fallout to Bethesda and since the makers of the original Fallout are involved.

9 OctoberEdit

RobCo Stealth Boy 3001 is a personal stealth device worn on one's wrist. It generates a modulating field that transmits the reflected light from one side of an object to the other, making a person much harder to notice (but not completely invisible). It was used by the nightkin elite super mutant units of the Master's Army.

10 OctoberEdit

Fallout Tactics Box
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, abbreviated as FoT, or FoT:BoS (not to be confused with Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel), is the third title in the Fallout series, but is not a traditional RPG (so it wasn't entitled Fallout 3). Instead, it focused on squad-based combat and introduced a real-time combat system, called "continuous turn-based" by the developers, to the Fallout series. The plot of the game takes place in the American Midwest rather than the West Coast, as the previous Fallout titles did.

11 OctoberEdit

Jefferson FoT map
The rubble-strewn city of Jefferson is what remains of Jefferson City, Missouri. One of the Gammorin's super mutant staging areas was located there. The mutants had a semi-permanent military base in the ruins of Jefferson. Around 2197, after general Simon Barnaky was taken prisoner by Toccomatta, one of the mutant leaders, the Eastern Brotherhood of Steel sent a squad to Jefferson, believing the structure to be a weapons manufacturing plant. The Warrior's objective was to render all of the power generators permanently inoperative.

12 OctoberEdit

Charlie Adler
Charles Michael "Charlie" Adler (born October 2, 1956 in Boston) is an American voice actor known, among other roles, as the voice of Harold in Fallout and Fallout 2. In Cow and Chicken, Adler provided the voices for the three major characters (and also I. R. Baboon in the I Am Weasel shorts featured with each episode). This is unusual in contemporary animation, though Mel Blanc would commonly do this in the "golden age" of Warner Bros. animation.

13 OctoberEdit

Boulder Dome 3
Before the Great War, Boulder was long a place where advanced scientific research took place. The University of Colorado, IBM and Bell Aerospace were located here. Supported by money from Denver's industry and an active military presence, Boulder scientists made advances in medicine, alternate energy sources, robotics and even developed a power armor prototype.

Unfortunately, leakage from the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (a nearby toxic waste dump/weapons storage location) caused a poisonous cloud that killed a lot of people in Denver. As an apology, the military funded a program to create a self-sustaining research dome, capable of withstanding a nuclear attack. This "city of the future" was to be a prototype for settlements on the moon and other planets.

After the War, the Boulder Dome is still standing in midst of the blasted remains of the city, poisoned by radiation and toxic waste. Inside the dome is a desperate team of scientists infected with a strange disease and trying to keep their ZAX unit from cannibalizing it memory to such an extent that it stops working. Beset by glowing ghouls and a large pack of cannibal primitives, the dome faces extinction.

14 OctoberEdit

FO3 Sputnik concept
The eyebot is a hovering robot similar to the floating eye bot, but with whip-like radio antennas resembling long "whiskers" pointing to its back, like in the Sputnik Soviet satellite, and loudspeakers in the front. Eyebots are used by the Enclave on the East Coast for broadcasting propaganda, presidential speeches and patriotic marching music to the people of the Capital Wasteland.

15 OctoberEdit

FO01 NPC Overseer B
Overseer Jacoren, his first name having been shown in concept art, is the leader of Vault 13 around 2161.

He was fully aware of the Vault Experiment program conducted by the Enclave, and has therefore tried to do everything to keep the Vault closed for 200 years, just as the program wanted it to be. As it is quite unlikely that he could have been more than 100 years old, the knowledge about the experiment was probably passed to him from the previous Overseer, most likely one of his parents. When the Vault's only functioning water chip got damaged and shut down, he sent one of the vault dwellers, who later became known as the Vault Dweller, into the wasteland to find a replacement chip. In the course of his adventure, the Vault Dweller ended up defeating the mutant threat, and was subsequently expelled from Vault 13, as the Overseer thought that he would ruin the Vault Experiment by convincing people to leave the Vault.

Despite the Vault Dweller's exile, many people chose to follow him into the Wasteland. Although the Overseer tried to stop them, he was eventually tried and sentenced to death for his crime, probably after the dwellers learned about his involvement in the Experiment.

16 OctoberEdit

Charisma is one of the primary statistics in the SPECIAL character system. As quoted from Fallout 2:
A combination of apperance and charm. A high Charisma is important for characters that want to influence people with words. Modifies NPC reactions, and Barter prices.
In Fallout 2, Charisma also determines the number of base companion slots your character is given. This number is equal to your charisma score divided by two.

17 OctoberEdit

VB DD15 loc Bloomfield Space Center
The Bloomfield Space Center is an old Airforce base, littered with the rusting carcasses of numerous air vehicles. Most importantly, it has not only one, but two working space shuttles.

Bloomfield, surprisingly enough, survived the Great War – for the most part. Thanks to its very remote location in southwest Arizona, the only real damage that the space center received was from time and weather – and also the current occupants.

The current occupants in question are the Rusty Hooks, as they like to be called. Comprised of two-dozen raiders, the Rusty Hooks came upon the remains of the Bloomfield Space Center about one year ago, drawn to the sight by tall, pointed structures (two space rockets) that could be seen on the horizon. The leader, Kyle "the Hook", knew they had found a special location and decreed among his faithful that this facility would be their permanent residence and base of operations.

18 OctoberEdit

Energy Weapons is a Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas skill - the care and feeding of energy-based weapons. How to arm and operate weapons that use laser or plasma technology. Energy weapons, depending on the character, are the most versatile and powerful weapons in the Fallout universe. Unfortunately, they're also rare, hard to get and/or expensive.

19 OctoberEdit

Memorial m
The Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the third president of the United States. After the Great War, the Memorial was turned into something that resembles a water filtering facility with low-tech construction all around it and many pipes going in and out. It is not known if the original statue of Jefferson stands or not.

20 OctoberEdit

Fo1 Intro GNN
Galaxy News Network was a pre-War news company, similiar to CNN that ran both a Galaxy News Radio station and a television channel. The Galaxy News Radio headquarters was in Washington, DC, while location of the headquarters of GNN's television network is unknown. It was a pro-government network that described the execution of a Canadian insurgent by United States soldiers in power armor as "Our dedicated boys keep the peace in newly annexed Canada". Pre-War GNN news and advertisment were broadcast even after the War, probably by automated equipment.

21 OctoberEdit

Animal Friend is a Fallout, Fallout 3, and Fallout: New Vegas perk. It does not appear in Fallout 2 nor Fallout Tactics. In Fallout, Animals will not attack one of their friends, unless the animal is threatened or attacked first. In Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, the second rank of the perk works the same. However, a second rank was also added. At the second rank, they will eventually come to your aid in combat, but never against another animal.

22 OctoberEdit

Enclave power armor
The advanced power armor Mk II, also called Enclave power armor, is a model of the power armor used exclusively by the Enclave military forces, developed after the Great War. Like its older brother, the standard advanced power armor it's matte black with a menacing appearance, but with a few significant differences, most prominently an added bulky chestplate (for added protection) and external communication antennae in horns on the helmet. Also, unlike its predecessor, it appears to be composed entirely of lightweight ceramic composites rather than the usual combination of metal and ceramic plates.

23 OctoberEdit

Great War FoT
The Great War (not to be confused with World War I) or World War III, started (and ended) in 2077 on October 23rd. It is not known who dropped the first bomb, but that hardly matters. It lasted a very brief amount of time, but was unbelievably destructive. More energy was released in the early moments of that war than all previous conflicts combined. The situation leading to the war included China invading Alaska, and the United States annexing Canada. The European Commonwealth dissolved and a world wide conflict followed when each country tried to gather what natural resources it could. This period was known as the Resource Wars.

24 OctoberEdit

Chem stimpak
Stimpaks are a healing chem that appears in all Fallout games. When injected, the chem provides immediate healing of minor wounds.

Superior versions of this chem (but with some drawbacks) are super stimpak and Ultra stimpak.

In Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics, stimpaks can only restore Hit Points, but cannot heal crippled limbs. However, in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas they can also be used on crippled limbs to heal them.

25 OctoberEdit

Todd howard
Todd Howard is the Executive Producer at Bethesda Softworks, which essentially means he's the highest ranking person at the company that actually works on their games. Above him are a whole host of people who deal with the business side of the company. Todd Howard makes the big decisions regarding Fallout 3: how the combat will be built, what the viewpoint will be like, and so on.

26 OctoberEdit

Vault Boy
In 2002, Chris Avellone started putting out on a semi-regular basis what he called a Fallout Bible. The idea, initially elaborated by community veteran Dan Wood, was to create a document that would serve as a total guide to Fallout: the history of the setting, the elements that compose it, the things that define it and the rules that guide it. It would also serve to tie off loose ends left by the games and to generally do some clearing up of things. It was certainly a good idea, especially as the prospect of someone who wasn't Black Isle making Fallout games grew ever more real. The problem, however, is that it really didn't work out that way.

27 OctoberEdit

Logo FOV
Van Buren was the project name Black Isle Studios assigned to their version of Fallout 3. In 2003, the game was canceled and the Black Isle employees were laid off. The game was going to use an engine that Black Isle had made for Baldur's Gate 3, commonly referred to as the Jefferson Engine. It was fully 3D. Black Isle Studios planned to include a dual combat system in the game that allowed for the player to choose real time or turn-based combat, due to Interplay's demands, though Joshua Sawyer had stated that the emphasis would be on the turn-based version. Co-operative multiplayer was also going to be included in the game, again because of publisher requirements.

28 OctoberEdit

Fallout 3 cover art
Fallout 3 is a post-apocalyptic computer and console role-playing game developed and published by Bethesda Softworks as a sequel to Interplay's Fallout and Fallout 2. It was released on Tuesday, October 28 for North America and the 31st in Europe for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game takes place in the year 2277 on the East Coast of what used to be the United States, mostly in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

29 OctoberEdit

Wes Johnson
Wes Johnson (born 6 June 1961) is a North American actor and voice actor who voices Mister Burke in Fallout 3. He has appeared in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, as well as such films as John Waters' A Dirty Shame, Head of State, and the Nicole Kidman thriller The Invasion. He also appeared in For Richer or Poorer, Hearts in Atlantis, and the indy short Ted's 12.

30 OctoberEdit

03 Escape!
Escape! is a Fallout 3 quest - the very first one after the tutorial. It is also an Xbox 360 and PC achievement. It seems the world has gone straight to hell. Your father has left Vault 101, Jonas is dead, everyone wants to kill you and radroaches have infested the vault. So it's a good time to leave.

31 OctoberEdit

The pariah dog is a special joinable NPC in Fallout 2, found in a special encounter. He'll be standing in the middle of an area scattered with corpses and will join you over the Party Limit if you fail at a Luck check. If he joins your party you get the Jinxed perk and your Luck drops to 1.